Thursday, April 04, 2013

Celebrity doxxers take credit for swatting, as well

The celebrity hackers who have doxxed numerous celebrities have taken credit for the recent string of high-profile swatting pranks in Hollywood. The most recent one of significant note was the one that hit Diddy's house on Wednesday.

Doxxing is the act of revealing the personal information of people on the Internet, generally including their name, address, phone number(s), social security number, passwords, and other financial information. Swatting, on the other hand, involves calling 911 and falsely reporting an emergency that will cause SWAT teams to rush to a home.

The hackers updated their website on Thursday, with new notes inserted that take credit for the Diddy prank as well as the swatting that targeted Paris Hilton in March. Their number of celebrity victims listed on their site, which re-emerged Wednesday after a brief break, is now at 45, with George Clooney and Tyra Banks added.

While those two are the only ones publicly acknowledged as swattings, according to sources close to the investigation, the hackers have privately taken credit for every swatting that has taken place since early February, when authorities alleged the "original" swatter was a 12-year-old boy from California.

Included among the privately bragged list of those swatted are Chris Brown, Tom Cruise, Kim Kardashian, and even the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The FBI has been investigating the hackers from the beginning, if for no other reason than the fact that FBI director Robert Mueller is among the doxxed, along with Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Marshals Director Stacia Hylton.

The list of those doxxed is now:
  1. Kim Kardashian
  2. Joe Biden
  3. Robert Mueller (FBI Director)
  4. Hillary Clinton
  5. Eric Holder (U.S. Attorney General)
  6. Charlie Beck (LAPD Chief)
  7. Mel Gibson
  8. Ashton Kutcher
  9. Jay Z
  10. Beyonce
  11. Britney Spears
  12. Sarah Palin
  13. Hulk Hogan
  14. Paris Hilton [Swatted]
  15. Donald Trump
  16. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  17. Al Gore
  18. Kanye West
  19. Kris Jenner
  20. Stacia Hylton (U.S. Marshals Director)
  21. Mitt Romney
  22. Tiger Woods
  23. Jerry Sandusky
  24. R. Kelly
  25. Chris Christie
  26. Bill Gates
  27. Tom Cruise
  28. Octomom
  29. John Brennan (CIA Director)
  30. Michael Vick
  31. Wayne LaPierre
  32. Lady GaGa
  33. Dennis Rodman
  34. P. Diddy [Swatted]
  35. Angelina Jolie
  36. Robert De Niro
  37. Julia Pierson (Secret Service Director)
  38. George W. Bush
  39. Anderson Cooper
  40. Scarlett Johansson
  41. Russell Simmons
  42. Oprah
  43. George Clooney
  44. Tyra Banks
  45. Michelle Obama

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